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Vanderdoes a MaxPreps All-American

Placer High Eddie Vanderdoes added another major award to his overflowing trophy cabinet this week. The junior defensive lineman was named a second-team Junior All-American by MaxP ...

Placer pushes past Patterson

Brad Spangler and the Placer High offense made Patterson’s massive defensive line look miniature Friday night at Le Febvre Stadium. Meanwhile junior Eddie Vanderdoes showed why h ...

Hillmen sail past South Anchorage

From Stockton to Alaska, the Placer High football team has yet to find a real challenge this season. The Hillmen dominated the first half and held off an inspired effort from Sout ...

Placer football will be worth the long wait

Coaches are torn and players are grateful, but the general consensus is, the Sac-Joaquin Section’s mandatory three-week break from sports before the fall season opens is a good t ...

Quick hits from the trail and the field

If you’re in need of a little reminder of the thrill of competition at Western States, check out the trailer for the film, “Unbreakable: The Western States 100.” The movie is ...

Bear River barrage sinks Placer

LAKE OF THE PINES — Bear River High batters acted like they were at the DMV as they faced Placer High ace Eddie Vanderdoes Tuesday afternoon. They waited. At the first sign of w ...

Wildcat making big strides

Baylee Vanderdoes’ blood runs deeps with talent on the basketball court. And in seventh-grade, she stands 6 feet tall. Vanderdoes, who attends E.V. Cain Middle School, isn’t r ...

A head start in the arms race

John Hilton hasn’t even seen Placer High’s oversized underclassmen throw off a pitching mound yet. But it didn’t take the first-year varsity coach long to realize ...

No fear for formidable freshman

Just last spring Eddie Vanderdoes was playing Little League and dreaming of the day he’d take the diamond for Placer High’s varsity club. Even when coach Larry Prewitt approac ...